The Ellis Expedition

Many of you will know Graham Ellis. As Associate Director (residential) at RICS for the last 12 years, Graham and his colleagues were responsible for a wide range of ground breaking initiatives including the Home Survey product range and the Surveying of Residential Property Guidance Note to name just two.

You may also know that Graham has been poorly for a while and has recently announced he will not be getting a long awaited liver transplant. This will bring new challenges for Graham and his family.

Surveyor Business Stories With Justin Mason

Surveyor Business Stories is our collection of discussions with SME surveyors and valuers where we talk about their business.

In Episode 5 of The Surveyor Hub Podcast, Marion Ellis spoke to Justin Mason, the founder of Justin Mason Valuation Consultancy. Justin specialises in the valuation of residential homes and investments in prime central London, worth between £3M and £40M for wealth planning, taxation or litigation.

The Power of Community

Hasn’t the world gone ever so lightly mad? In a short space of time things have turned upside down and we are facing fears we have only ever experienced in films.

Like many it has made us think about the work we do, how we do it, and as an SME like many of you, how we will survive as a business. We have learned to be agile over the past few years. We don’t have an office anymore, we work virtually, we have effectively zero-hour contracts and consultants. We offer training and CPD to providers and so long as they are in business, then so are we.

Things we have seen, we can’t unsee – so what can we do?

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A picture of a blocked toilet has caused quite a bit of debate over in The Surveyor Hub. And to reassure you, there are NO no pictures of it here. It was filthy. One can only imagine the smell. And the debate was whether it should have been posted or not. Some of it was quite funny, disbelief at what we have seen but also it’s very sad and here’s why…